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post #11191 of 20248
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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post

right size or half size to big?
SoS I'm not positive that they are the correct size but I can tell you: there is minimal slippage, there are areas that are tight (but maybe this is because they are still new), and there is a bit of play width-wise though not an uncomfortable amount. I certainly wouldn't size up from here but would consider a half size down.

Good eye - what type of things do you look for to ensure fit? How do those aspects change after the shoe is broken in?

They are sized 43 and I am a 9.5 in most brands like C&J.
Edited by starbuk - 5/9/14 at 6:06am
post #11192 of 20248
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

were you channeling the aldenxepaulet captoe?

looks great yeah would be great with that edgetrim though

Ding, ding, ding, exactly right, Namor. Who knows when the Alden's would be restocked, so I wanted a superior Vass alternative.

What do you think? Any modifications beside the welt and edgetrim color that I should be making? I thought they turned out very well.
post #11193 of 20248

33, I've not tried the P2 last: I'd take your shoes happily, but I've found the F last a touch long in a 43.5 so will probably try a half size down next time.  Do you by any chance have both to compare?

post #11194 of 20248
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

33, I've not tried the P2 last: I'd take your shoes happily, but I've found the F last a touch long in a 43.5 so will probably try a half size down next time.  Do you by any chance have both to compare?

Mimo, I actually just compared a pair on the F last that I own and I would say the P2 last is a 1-2 mm shorter than the F last in length, but wider in the forefoot and the toe box. P2 is a more classic rounded last. I hope that helps. PM if you think it will work for you. They are an awesome pair of shoes and I already put a re-order in with Reszo, as I imagine they will find a happy new home soon.
post #11195 of 20248

You'll have to excuse the photo bomb - really excited to get this pair - so much so that I was late for work this morning, just to wait for the right sunlight.  My wife thinks that I have a serious problem (she was also late for work because of me.) :embar:

 

Vass U Last Italian Oxford Saddle Shell Cordovan

 

The saddle shade this time came reddish orange (never seen this shade of saddle before), and is very close to my Alden Ravello's shade.  I've provided comparison photos of the pair, versus Carmina's saddle cordovan - which looks orange still, but lacks the reddish tone that this pair has.  I was told however, that this was unusual, and that their new batch of saddle won't have the same shade.  Had I known this, I would have made 2 pairs!

 

 

 

 

post #11196 of 20248

Magnificent!

 

(33, it sounds like these would be a bit big for me, but thank you.)

post #11197 of 20248
lovely shells!!
post #11198 of 20248
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

lovely shells!!

 


+1.

The variability in shade when it comes to shell is something others complain about, but I love. These are gorgeous. Enjoy the heck out of them!
post #11199 of 20248
Stunning color on those VASS... drool.gif
post #11200 of 20248
My oh my those are nice wingtips
post #11201 of 20248
Can you get Alen's ravello and Vass' saddle in a side by side shot?
post #11202 of 20248
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post
 

You'll have to excuse the photo bomb - really excited to get this pair - so much so that I was late for work this morning, just to wait for the right sunlight.  My wife thinks that I have a serious problem (she was also late for work because of me.) :embar:

 

Vass U Last Italian Oxford Saddle Shell Cordovan

 

The saddle shade this time came reddish orange (never seen this shade of saddle before), and is very close to my Alden Ravello's shade.  I've provided comparison photos of the pair, versus Carmina's saddle cordovan - which looks orange still, but lacks the reddish tone that this pair has.  I was told however, that this was unusual, and that their new batch of saddle won't have the same shade.  Had I known this, I would have made 2 pairs!

 

Mate - you are really on a roll. I thought the V Cap museum calf was already something but then you drop these 2 cordovan shoes on us. Some observations

 

1. The Carmina rain last looks really similar to the VASS U last.

2. I saw this austerity brogue in saddle on carmina's facebook page and immediately wanted it. The kind folk at carmina informed me that it was a MTO for some gentleman. Small world!

post #11203 of 20248
Those are beautiful
post #11204 of 20248
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

Ding, ding, ding, exactly right, Namor. Who knows when the Alden's would be restocked, so I wanted a superior Vass alternative.

What do you think? Any modifications beside the welt and edgetrim color that I should be making? I thought they turned out very well.

go with the antique edge trim; really sets off the burgundy shell
post #11205 of 20248
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

go with the antique edge trim; really sets off the burgundy shell

nope, sorry black....
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